Ludhiana: The inquiry has been marked in GLADA plot scam against the estimated scam of Rs. 100 crore. This fraud came forth when the information regarding the allotment of 123 residential plots on February 15, 2016 in a draw of lot by the GLADA. Information provided by the GLADA authorities under Right to Information Act revealed that 60 applications for allotment of plots under various reserved categories were submitted on last date of closure of scheme in same handwriting and earnest money for the same was got financed from a particular branch of a nationalised bank in Jalandhar.
GLADA had made an offer for allotment of 123 free hold residential plots of the varying size in Sector 38 at Chandigarh Road and in Phase II/III in Dugri on a reserve price of Rs. 20,000 per square yards. Of these, 72 plots were located in Sector 38 and 51 in Dugri. As per the offer document, 46 per cent plots were reserved for various categories. The scheme was launched on December 5, 2015 and the last date for submission of applications was January 4,
Information obtained by a city based RTI activist, Malwinder Singh, a resident of Jamalpur, under the RTI Act, revealed that 60 applications under different reserve categories for allotment of plots were submitted on the last date for submission of applications (on January 4, 2016).
GLADA authorities also admitted that all these applications were in same handwriting, many of them did not have complete address of the applicants and earnest money equivalent to 10 per cent of the cost of plot was got financed from a particular branch of a nationalised bank in Jalandhar.
According to Malwinder Singh, in the draw of lots conducted on February 15, 2016, 40 applicants under reserve category were allotted the plots which were allegedly sold to other people within a period of one month at the prevailing market price of around Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000 per square yard. Malwinder Singh has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the
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